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Old 15-11-2005, 12:40 AM
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Default I have broadband and my pc is only 2 years old but...

it is so slow when broadband is running.........

I have windows 2000. If I install windows XP, will the pc go faster. Im so pissed off now. When I got broadband 18 months back, things were super fast. It takes an eternity for applications to load off the net........


what seems to be the matter?
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Old 15-11-2005, 12:41 AM
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install Linux.
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Old 15-11-2005, 12:42 AM
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install Linux.

I hate linux
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Old 15-11-2005, 12:51 AM
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Spyware?

i have ad-aware? should i get spyware
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Old 15-11-2005, 12:52 AM
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I hate linux
fine. enjoy your slow broadband so...
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Old 15-11-2005, 12:53 AM
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fine. enjoy your slow broadband so...

is windows that bad with broadband
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Old 15-11-2005, 01:01 AM
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install Linux.
Linux scares me

My IE hasn't worked for about 8 months now. Hoorah for Firefox!
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Old 15-11-2005, 01:19 AM
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...........You may need to do these a couple of times as it’s not advisable to try to clean a system in one go. Make sure you have back ups and rescue disk as necessary and be prepared for the worst. I routinely format everything, maybe once a year or thereabouts and start again all over, not recommended lightly.

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Old 15-11-2005, 01:31 AM
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is windows that bad with broadband
yup.

current laptop - 2 1/2 years - no reinstall, no defragging.
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Old 15-11-2005, 09:09 AM
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Good advice from Zukio. Your HD is full of crap from being on the web. I would max out the RAM also, speeds up the system because it uses the HD less for caching. Does 2000 have that retrospective thingomebob?

Windows 2000 should not be annoyingly slow, it should be transparent, but it needs annoying maintenance. This doesn't happen to Macs, they have their own problems. IMO they are better on the web coz spyware, adware and viruses simply don't work on them. But I digress... Linux is similarly endowed.
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